General Crime and Serious Fraud

Our dedicated, professional and experienced team are alert and vigilant to the needs of our clients and are quick to identify any potential challenge in relation to every aspect of an allegation that you may face. We pride ourselves on providing an efficient service to our clients. We will actively seek justice for our clients and are firm believers that you are innocent until proven guilty.

Our team are able to advise on the following areas:

  • Banking fraud – Engaging in actions of dishonesty in order to defraud the bank

  • Insurance fraud – Engaging in action of dishonesty in order to gain funds from an insurance company through deception

  • Mortgage fraud – Supplying false information in order to gain a mortgage or other banking services

  • Credit card fraud – Using ‘cloned’ credit cards and other users information in order to gain access to unauthorised funds

  • Money Laundering – when criminal funds have been attempted to be made legitimate through various means

  • Bribery and Corruption – When money, information or any other goods are offered in order to influence a decision maker’s decision. You may be guilty of this offence if you offer or accept a bribe
     

Other frauds we specialise in are:

  • VAT (MTIC) Fraud

  • Customs and Excise

  • Fraudulent trading

  • Trading standards
     

Our specialist team have extensive experience and have defended in some of the largest prosecutions


Benefit Fraud

The Department for Works and Pensions will investigate fraudulent claims for the following types of benefits:

  • Council Tax Benefit

  • Income Support

  • Employment and Support Allowance

  • Incapacity Benefit

  • Housing Benefit

  • Disability Living Allowance

  • Job Seekers Allowance

Decision making process by your local authority

In deciding whether to prosecute you the local authority will consider overpayments in the following categories:

Mitigation Package
 

  • Free initial consultation

  • 24 hour email service

  • Available in person, skype, telephone or email

  • Strictly private and confidential

  • Clear and concise advice based on information received with a case plan with prospects of success

  • Mitigation letter drafted and prepared by a specialist fraud solicitor

  • Communications with local authority and Crown Prosecution Service in order to keep track of the decision making process

  • £500 plus VAT
     

Why choose DV Solicitors?
 

We have a high success rate in avoiding criminal prosecutions and challenging the admissibility of the evidence against you. We will have our dedicated fraud team to draft and finalise your mitigation document which may include medical records, character references and personal mitigation/information about you.

Our team of highly skilled negotiators and communicators are able to communicate and negotiate effectively with local authorities, Crown Prosecution Service and HMRC in order to provide you with a clear picture of the potential charges and overpayment figures that you may be faced with.
 

We will scrutinise the evidence which may lead to a reduction in the overpayment figure that you may need to pay back.

General crime and Appeals. Our criminal team have vast amounts of experience in defending clients for a wide ranging number of offences from theft to multi million pound drugs conspiracies.
 

If you are facing a criminal prosecution for any offence the DV criminal team will be on hand to provide an efficient service.

It is imperative that you seek legal advice as soon as possible in order to give us the best chance to challenge and scrutinise every aspect of the Prosecution’s case.
 

Some of the areas that we are able to advise upon include (not an exhaustive list): 

  • Theft

  • Burglary 

  • Robbery 

  • Murder

  • Manslaughter

  • Assault

  • Wounding

  • Firearms

  • Sexual offences

  • Possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply 

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